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Special message from Taylor Co. Superintendent

The following is a message from Taylor County Superintendent of Schools Christy Miller, in regards to the school system’s and the community’s response for COVID-19:

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Taylor County Clerk announces polling places

TAYLOR COUNTY—County Clerk Georgianna Thompson would like to remind voters that early voting will begin on October 21 and will run through October 31 at the Taylor County Courthouse and the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center.

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New Season to host revival service

GRAFTON—Times are troublesome right now, and the kind folks at New Season Assembly of God Church want to offer residents an evening to regroup through religious comforts. To do so, they will be offering a one night only, revival service.

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Salvation Army serving customers under new store hours

GRAFTON—The holiday season will soon be upon us, and folks have begun to compile their wish lists for this Christmas. The Salvation Army Family Store offers the perfect place to find a great gift at a reasonable price.

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Emergency meeting of the Taylor Co. BOE to be held on Monday


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Grafton Salvation Army gears up to rescue Christmas

GRAFTON—For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas.

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VFW to host hotdog sale

GRAFTON—The Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081 Auxiliary will be hosting a special event that is aimed at helping military families in their time of need.

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More Grace Outreach welcomes worshippers to tiny chapel

TAYLOR COUNTY— More Grace Outreach (MGO) church is pleased to announced that after more than a year of hard work and conquering hurdles thrown their way, the doors of their newly constructed Tiny Chapel are finally open.

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Farming accident claims life of equipment operator

TAYLOR COUNTY—According to the Harrison-Taylor 911 Dispatch Center at approximately 9:48 a.m. on Friday morning first responders were called to the scene of a personal injury accident, at a Taylor County farm, involving a tractor rolling over its driver.

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More than dance moves learned at Studio C

GRAFTON— Studio C is more than just a dance center, providing professional and challenging classes for students of all levels, while also recognizing the challenges that young students face today and offering a loving, nurturing, encouraging and accepting space for them to grow.

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Backpack program will once again help feed students in Taylor County

GRAFTON—It has been said that there is a direct link between hunger and a chance at a bright future for children. One local organization has a goal of ensuring that children in Grafton do not go without food.

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Camp Salvation postponed due to Hurricane Laura's rainfall

TAYLOR COUNTY—Because of the forecasted rains from the remnants of Hurricane Laura, The Grafton Salvation Army pushed back their Camp Salvation.

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Local organizations working to supply materials for the start of school

TAYLOR COUNTY—As the start of the school year draws near, many families are left wondering what supplies will be needed, and for some, the expense of these provisions is weighing heavy on their minds.

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VFW providing delicious meals to help American heroes

GRAFTON—The Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081 Auxiliary will be hosting a special event that is aimed at helping military families in their time of need.

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Taylor’ed For You winner announced

GRAFTON—This spring, Grafton City Hospital rolled out their new program that helps residents be more proactive where their health is concerned.

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United for Kids helping students gear up for school

TAYLOR COUNTY— The United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties(UWMTC) Emerging Leaders program is looking to the community for assistance in stocking up on supplies for their school pantries.

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Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds accepting grant applications

TAYLOR COUNTY—As many already know, Taylor County has many organizations that help to make the county a better place, and the Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds does just the same.

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West Virginia native to show at Gallery 62 West

GRAFTON—This month, through Sunday, September 6, the Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) is honored to be displaying the work of Fairmont native, Catleen Cline Campbell at Gallery 62 West.

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Fairmont State professor, students create mural in Palatine Park

FAIRMONT—Even with changes due to COVID-19, Fairmont State University’s Joel Dugan, chair of the Department of Architecture, Art, and Design, and a group of students were able to complete their public mural project in Palatine Park in just 10 days.

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Sapp heads into retirement after over 20 years of service at Fairmont State

FAIRMONT—Fairmont State University is announcing the retirement of Budd Sapp, a tenured professor in the School of Education as well as the faculty representative on the Board of Governors.

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Fairmont, WV company donates $1,800 to Marion Co Senior Center in honor of 18th Anniversary

FAIRMONT— Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS), a leading healthcare and IT consulting company headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia, donated $1,800 to the Marion County Senior Citizens, Inc., to help support the Home-Delivered Meals Program that serves seniors throughout Marion County, West Virginia, via the Marion County Senior Center in Fairmont.

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Barbour Co. Jury convicts Brushy Fork man of sexual assault

PHILIPPI—Andrew D. Wells, 41, was found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the felony offenses of “Sexual Assault in the First Degree” and “Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian” on Friday, July 31, following a week-long trial. The jury deliberated for two hours on Friday before returning a guilty verdict on these two counts.

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Community members clean up graffiti on local landmark

The community would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Danny Williams and Creed Mayle, as well as an employee of Dan’s Marine Service for volunteering their time all to help clean spray paint off of the fountain in Parkview.

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Book project aimed at helping kids

TAYLOR COUNTY—Sometimes kids are faced with difficult situations and scenarios in life, and one organization is working to help them address some of the issues that come along with those instances.

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PATCH Coalition expands teen health program to GHS

GRAFTON—After seeing a great deal of success at Taylor County Middle School, the PATCH Coalition of Taylor County has decided to extend their Project Period program to Grafton High School.

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Homestead offers chances on locally raised beef and lamb

TAYLOR COUNTY—The Homestead Farm Center of Taylor County has recently chosen to forego hosting their biannual Raising the Roof Barbecue Fundraiser in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Philippi woman sentenced to prison in Belington VFW theft case

BARBOUR COUNTY—Jennifer Crim appeared for a sentencing hearing in Barbour County Circuit Court before Judge Shawn D. Nines.

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Investigation details fatal insider attack on CMS Timothy Bolyard during Army SFAB’s first deployment

VIRGINIA (Kyle Rempfer/ArmyTimes)—Afghan National Police did not typically attend the meetings, or shuras, between U.S. troops and Afghan soldiers on Camp Maiwand in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province.

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COVID-19 can't stop TCAC from celebrating the arts

GRAFTON— Although traditional art shows and gallery exhibits are unable to be held at this time due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, it doesn’t mean that arts can’t be viewed and celebrated in some form.

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Taylor County students named to spring 2020 president’s and dean’s list

FAIRMONT—More than 1,300 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2020 semester.

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Green Day Hike offers mental health break while social distancing

TYGART LAKE— Despite a chill in the air, and the threat of COVID-19 looming down on the Mountain State, nearly 50 individuals gathered at the Tygart Lake State Park Campgrounds on Saturday, March 14, to venture off on a newly developed trail for the park’s annual Green Day Hike.

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